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Neonopolis

richard mark dobson Neonopolis

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Neonopolis # 1
2017
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richard mark dobson Neonopolis
The White Car
2017

The white car could often be seen in the city late at night, cruising slowly like a shark, or simply stopped, watching, waiting. It glowed softly through the neon soup. It had no number plate or ID. Did it even have a driver? It flowed along with the bright red corpuscles of the taxis through sclerotic lanes. Was it a white blood cell, fighting some unseen infection? Or was it a new virus?

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I blink, therefore I am
2017
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Life is a light emitting diode. In a neonopolis mired in untold millions of dark nights of the soul, at the last, we were left with the lights. The ceaseless wheedling reds, blues and greens, primary colours of persuasion, cybernetic cyanotypes. The massive bioluminous truetone 5D advertising screens, blasting and cajoling and importuning, personalised to within an inch of your life, dictating fashions, creating trends, ending fads and shifting paradigms, all in real time. Son et lumiere, sturm und drang, sound and vision … and eventually, sound and fury, signifying nothing, just an empty echo inside a synth’s dream of electric sheep.



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Neonopolis # 2
2017

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Where the wired things are
2017
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The vast sprawling leagues of crumbling dreams and connective tissue, the pulse and the impulse, the will to power that kept the consensual hallucination that was neonpolis humming, growing, agglomerating, accreting, coalescing … no one was really sure but the rumours were strong. Somewhere high in the clouds of static and smog, betrayed by a vague and opalesent grey-green glow, a few putrescent shades off the stuff that passed for blood in a synth, the Other was pulling the strings, pushing our buttons, leading the dance.

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See these eyes so blind
2017
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They’ve been watching you for a thousand years. Which to the Other is a day. The trick is to see and yet not to see. And by doing so, lessen the chance of being seen. Scene: a superfast train, total brain drain. Is she a synth that’s been thrashed within a nanoparticle of her life, plug pulled, dessicated and dejuiced; or just another sad sack of flesh, fluid and bone ground down by neonopolis and its unrelenting stresses and pressures? Only her handler, high up in the towers, knows for sure. But in the cracks, the crevices, the interstitial spaces and especially within the chemicals, respite can be found. In Xanadu did Kublai Khan a stately pleasure dome decree.


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Servo Synth # 1
2017
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Servo Synth. Neonopolis. In the vicinity of Central Station, she follows target K towards the travelator...all the while mentally rehearsing the VX swab smear procedure that she's been instructed to deliver! Once K is all tangled up in the commuter queues, she will simply give K a wipe and then vanish into the crowds....

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Neonopolis # 3
2017
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Neonopolis # 4
2017
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Neonopolis # 5
2017
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richard mark dobson Neonopolis Pigment Ink on Hahenmuhle Photo Silk Baryta 310gsm
Servo Synth # 1
2017
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richard mark dobson Neonopolis Pigment Ink on Hahenmuhle Photo Silk Baryta 310gsm
Off the grid?
2017
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Eventually we were all reduced to shadows. Tune out, turn off? Oh no, you were on the grid, in the grid, of the grid, eternally, inexorably, inevitably and intractably. In the beginning was the grid, and the Other smiled and saw that the grid was good. Good god. Was this what the city had reduced us to? Scuttling shapes, shades, simalcra, human palimpsests, serried ranks of digital elipses; the obverse of the platonic ideal, folorn, forgotten figures flitting through digital twilight.




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The Medium is the Message
2017
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Beneath neonopolis flowed the medium; a kind of ectoplasm that superconducted digital signals and electromagnetic pulses. It was a liquid city beneath a city, clogged with the detritus of decommissioned synths and the odd human corpse that had been, well, liquidated. If this ur-city had a lifeblood, this was it, this thin, clear watery soup that connected the dots, made the synapses snap and the wires hum. It was the fuel, really, but we were putting out the fire with gasoline.










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The Golden Gun
2017
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Neonopolis # 6
2017
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richard mark dobson Neonopolis Pigment Ink on Hahenmuhle Photo Silk Baryta 310gsm
The fading, the shading (Neonopolis # 33)
2017
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The chameleon changes its colours to assume the hues and textures of its environment. In the rainforest, there exists a lizard that thermoregulates, adjusting its temperature to the ambient surroundings, rendering it invisible to snakes and heat-seeking predators. In the city, it paid to blend in, to assimilate. Thermoregulate, even. It was an art. There were tricks, tools. You learned or got burned. We all fade to grey.



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Pleasures of the not-flesh # 1
2017
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You could find anything you wanted in the pleasure zone. Mostly we wanted imperfection. The second sexual revolution, the coming of the synths, had sated our desires, made us bored with beauty. Perfection was a platitude, symmetry stifling. You might as well be fucking a Stepford Wife or a Barbie doll. Ho-hum. So the new servosynths strove for something else; the flaws, the flab, a whiff of decay, a blast of flatus. The ineffable desirability of broken, dirty things. Most of us had long since lost the ability to deal with actual humans. Why bother? And how would you know half the time anyway?



richard mark dobson Neonopolis Pigment Ink on Hahenmuhle Photo Silk Baryta 310gsm
Pleasures of the not-flesh # 2
2017
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You could find anything you wanted in the pleasure zone. Mostly we wanted imperfection. The second sexual revolution, the coming of the synths, had sated our desires, made us bored with beauty. Perfection was a platitude, symmetry stifling. You might as well be fucking a Stepford Wife or a Barbie doll. Ho-hum. So the new servosynths strove for something else; the flaws, the flab, a whiff of decay, a blast of flatus. The ineffable desirability of broken, dirty things. Most of us had long since lost the ability to deal with actual humans. Why bother? And how would you know half the time anyway?


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Neonopolis # 7
2017
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richard mark dobson Neonopolis Pigment Ink on Hahenmuhle Photo Silk Baryta 310gsm
Captain Fantastic
2017
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Neonopolis # 8
2017
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Neonopolis # 9
2017
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Untitled # 19
2017
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richard mark dobson Neonopolis Pigment Ink on Hahenmuhle Photo Silk Baryta 310gsm
Dumb Phone #1
2017
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162.0cm x 110.0cm paper size
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140cm x 100cm x paper size
120cm x 80cm image size
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Neonopolis # 10
2017
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richard mark dobson Neonopolis Pigment Ink on Hahenmuhle Photo Silk Baryta 310gsm
A Body In Motion
2017
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A body in motion tends to stay in motion, if you subscribe to quaint ideas like the laws of thermodynamics. Kommand Zentrum made sure the city never slept, kinetic energy made manifest, a transport ballet terrifying in its precision and beautifulin its perfect execution. Synthetic intelligence and refinements of lithium ion transmuted into perpetual motion machines. Equal and opposite reactions to every action. Accidents were impossible. The trains ran on time.





richard mark dobson Neonopolis Pigment Ink on Hahenmuhle Photo Silk Baryta 310gsm
Neonopolis # 11
2017
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The dream police
2017
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Keep your electric eye on me babe. Put your ray gun to my head. But this ain’t no moonage daydream. This is the Big Chip. The circuit that never sleeps. Yes, you are under surveillance. The dream police exist. Step out of line, speak out of turn, think outside the stream and you will be terminated, liquidated, vaporised in the blink of an eye in the sky.

You take your creature comforts where you can find them. Because life tends to be nasty, brutish and short, even though we have cracked the genome and can live forever. Eternal life? You can keep it. Give me a cold beer, a hot synth and some spuntini salad.




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Neonopolis # 12
2017
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richard mark dobson Neonopolis Pigment Ink on Hahenmuhle Photo Silk Baryta 310gsm

2017
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ZS, or Zombie Sydrome is a neurotic condition that affects a staggering 80% of ALL the social classes in Zootropolis. Causes the state believes are cramped living conditions, exaggerated use of smart devices, fixation on money and wealth, over consumption of endangered NON replicant species, contaminated O2, including sulfuric rain and by-products of plastic leaching into the food chain. Physical symptoms include slurred speech, a strange walking gait, a general disinterest in the world around them, and a bizarre reddening of the eyes.

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Neonopolis # 13
2017
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Neonopolis # 14
2017
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richard mark dobson Neonopolis Pigment Ink on Hahenmuhle Photo Silk Baryta 310gsm
Vanishing points #1
2017
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Time has no meaning to a synth. Oh sure, your average synthetic can reel off definitions, expound on concepts, parrot shared intelligence, thanks to ancient breakthroughs by actual humans. But what really goes on between those 3D-printed, made-meat ears? Do androids dream of electric sheep? Do synths really think about space and time? Or do they just drone on in their electric dream, slave to some greater good, oblivious to the ticking of the seconds, the hum of passing hours, the shuffling off of mortal coils. To be immortal is to be ineffably, unutterably cursed, and not to care because you can’t.




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Big Brother # 1
2017
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Neonopolis # 15
2017
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Neonopolis # 16
2017
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Neonopolis # 17
2017
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UMC (Ultra-Mega-Conurbation) Turnpike Central.
2017
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Zhang sits in the back of the white saloon, radio on. Traffic at a crawl. It's Radio VOZ. Voice of Zootropolis. Beamed out globally from the ultimate UCM, a city of 100,000,000. Regarded as the voice of the free world. "It's days are numbered' Zhang chortles to himself.

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Neonopolis # 19
2017
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Neonopolis # 20
2017
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Neonopolis # 21
2017
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Neonopolis # 22
2017
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Neonopolis # 23
2017
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Neonopolis # 24
2017
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Neonopolis # 25
2017
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Neonopolis # 26
2017
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Neonopolis # 27
2017
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Black Night
2017
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Neonopolis # 28
2017
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162.0cm x 110.0cm paper size
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140cm x 100cm x paper size
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101.3cm x 74.1cm paper size
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Pleasures of the not-flesh # 3
2017
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Pleasures of the not-flesh # 5
2017
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Pleasures of the not-flesh # 6
2017
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Pleasures of the not-flesh # 7
2017
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Neonopolis # 29
2017
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Vanishing Points #2
2017
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Vanishing points
Time has no meaning to a synth. Oh sure, your average synthetic can reel off definitions, expound on concepts, parrot shared intelligence, thanks to ancient breakthroughs by actual humans. But what really goes on between those 3D-printed, made-meat ears? Do androids dream of electric sheep? Do synths really think about space and time? Or do they just drone on in their electric dream, slave to some greater good, oblivious to the ticking of the seconds, the hum of passing hours, the shuffling off of mortal coils. To be immortal is to be ineffably, unutterably cursed, and not to care because you can’t.

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Neonopolis # 30
2017
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Neonopolis # 31
2017
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Neonopolis # 32
2017
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MRT (Mass Replicant Transport System) # 1
2017
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Neonopolis # 33
2017
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MRT (Mass Replicant Transport System) # 2
2017
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Neonopolis # 34
2017
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MRT (Mass Replicant Transport System) # 3
2017
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Neonopolis # 35
2017
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Pleasures of the not-flesh # 2
2017
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NOT FOR SALE

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MRT (Mass Replicant Transport System) # 3
2017
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MRT (Mass Replicant Transport System) # 5
2017
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richard mark dobson Neonopolis Pigment Ink on Hahenmuhle Photo Silk Baryta 310gsm
Servo Synth # 3
2017
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Neonopolis # 35
2017
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Neonopolis # 36
2017
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Neonopolis # 37
2017
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Neonopolis # 38
2017
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Neonopolis # 39
2017
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Neonopolis # 40
2017
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Neonopolis # 41
2017
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Neonopolis # 42
2017
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Pleasures of the not-flesh # 8
2017
Pigment Ink on Hahenmuhle Photo Silk Baryta 310gsm

NOT FOR SALE

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Servo Synth # 5
2017
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101.3cm x 74.1cm paper size
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Servo Synth # 6
2017
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Pleasures of the not-flesh # 9
2017
Pigment Ink on Hahenmuhle Photo Silk Baryta 310gsm

162.0cm x 110.0cm paper size
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140cm x 100cm x paper size
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101.3cm x 74.1cm paper size
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76cm x 56cm paper size
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Neonopolis # 44
2017
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richard mark dobson Neonopolis Pigment Ink on Hahenmuhle Photo Silk Baryta 310gsm
Neonopolis # 45
2017
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Untitled # 51
2017
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Neonopolis # 46
2017
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Neonopolis # 47
2017
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richard mark dobson Neonopolis Pigment Ink on Hahenmuhle Photo Silk Baryta 310gsm
Pleasures of the not-flesh # 12
2017
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Neonopolis # 48
2017
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Neonopolis # 49
2017
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Untitled # 58
2017
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Neonopolis # 50
2017
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Servo Synth # 7
2017
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Neonopolis # 50
2017
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At ZUBZ-Station Z-344W, a lone 'REPLICANT' lost in mind chatter walks the East-West feeder corridor, from Cubicle No 9988766 to waiting Zootropolis peripheral shuttle buses, as part of her daily commuter regimen...



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Dumb Phone # 4
2017
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Dumb Phone # 8
2017
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Dumb Phone # 8
2017
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Dumb Phone # 9
2017
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richard mark dobson Neonopolis Pigment Ink on Hahenmuhle Photo Silk Baryta 310gsm
Neonopolis # 52
2017
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Neonopolis # 53
2017
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Rachel
2017
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The Big Hang Up
2017
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The information would come, mostly at night, from the handlers in the north, usually at an old coin payphone. The shrill blast of an old dial-up signal, and then the cochlear implant would take over. The information dump, and the pain, always the pain. Mostly operatives could survive an infodump. Mostly. It was like a dead letter drop from the old days of spycraft, except it was hundreds of thousands of gigabytes downloaded straight into your cranium, in a matter of nanoseconds, digital to analogue.







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All along the watchtower
2017
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That was the thing about neonopolis. You were never truly alone. Someone was always watching, looking over your shoulder, following in your footsteps,
peering inside your thoughts. They tried to camouflage the mental observation towers but a bit of creeping foliage couldn’t really disguise the creeping dread of complete state control of the populace. In the big smoke, big brother was all up in your business, 24-7. You deal, or you deal yourself out. End of story.









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Untitled # 72
2017
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Margins of the Matrix
2017
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Margins of the matrix
We lived our lives on live circuits. Connected to the hive mind. Part of the mainframe. Brains drained. No pain. Anodyne. Another node, another number.
Life in ones and zeros. No more heroes. Just the hum of the hive, and the shrieking of nothing. Humdrum. Hmm....

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Neonopolis # 54
2017
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Neonopolis # 55
2017
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Neonopolis # 56
2017
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Neonopolis # 57
2017
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Neonopolis # 58
2017
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Under neon loneliness, datacycle emptiness…
2017
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Oh yeah, we’ll always be together in electric dreams. What a joke. The more connected we were, the more at one with the hive mind, integrated into the web, plugged in to the mainframe, the more we were truly alone. Who knew who was human and who was synth anymore? Your closest friends could turn out to be exotic alloys and fancy plastics and tissues grown in a laboratory. Won’t get fooled again, you’d say. But you would. And so the disconnection, the dislocation would begin. You wouldn’t even know if your own thoughts were real, or just another forcedownload as you slept. People who need people are the loneliest people in the world.


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Neonopolis # 59
2017
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Neonopolis # 61
2017
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Neonopolis # 62
2017
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Neonopolis # 63
2017
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Neonopolis # 65
2017
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Neonopolis # 66
2017
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Neonopolis # 68
2017
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Neonopolis # 69
2017
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Neonopolis # 70
2017
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Neonopolis # 71
2017
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Neonopolis # 72
2017
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Neonopolis # 73
2017
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Neonopolis # 75
2017
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Neonopolis # 77
2017
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Neonopolis # 79
2017
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Neonopolis # 81
2017
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Neonopolis # 82
2017
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Neonopolis # 83
2017
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Neonopolis # 84
2017
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Neonopolis # 85
2017
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Neonopolis # 86
2017
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Neonopolis # 86
2017
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Neonopolis # 88
2017
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Neonopolis # 89
2017
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richard mark dobson Neonopolis Pigment Ink on Hahenmuhle Photo Silk Baryta 310gsm
Margins of the Matrix
2017
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Neonopolis # 91
2017
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Neonopolis # 92
2017
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IntelligenCIA
2017
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Neonopolis # 93
2017
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Neonopolis # 94
2017
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Neonopolis # 95
2017
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Neonopolis # 96
2017
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Neonopolis # 97
2017
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Neonopolis # 98
2017
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Neonopolis # 99
2017
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Neonopolis # 100
2017
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Neonopolis # 101
2017
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Neonopolis # 102
2017
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Neonopolis # 103
2017
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Neonopolis # 104
2017
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Neonopolis # 105
2017
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Neonopolis # 106
2017
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Neonopolis # 107
2017
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the giver and the reciever
2017
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Neonopolis # 109
2017
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Neonopolis # 110
2017
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Neonopolis # 111
2017
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Untitled # 132
2017
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Untitled # 134
2017
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“Through a glass darkly, I hold up a mirror to the twisted skeins of stories being played out on the seething streets. Welcome to Neonopolis.”

 
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